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Early Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey #3)

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2011 Winter Book Preview: Vampire Book ClubThe Iron Queen (Iron Fey #3)
Julie Kagawa

Published: Feb. 1, 2011 (Harlequin Teen)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars

Meghan and Ash have been exiled from Faery. The half-fae summer princess and the winter prince find themselves in the mortal world at the beginning of the third Iron Fey book. Meghan sees this as her chance to return to a normal life and to have Ash, but things are never that easy. It quickly becomes clear the two won’t be able to have lives until the Iron Fey are defeated.

The Iron Queen is about Meghan accepting her destiny. She resolves to put a stop to the Iron Fey, to take care of unfinished business with the Queen of the Exiles and to keep Ash. The Iron Fey are quickly taking over Faery, advancing on the now unified Summer and Winter courts, and as Meghan is the only one who can touch iron — she’s needed.

The Iron Queen by Julie KagawaDespite Puck’s parting words in The Iron Daughter, he’s back in this novel. He may be bitter about Ash and Meghan’s relationship, but he remains a dutiful friend. And while Ash helps prepare her for battle with swords, Puck steps in to help her use magic. Because this time Meghan will fight her own battles. She will lead, and the boys are just there to help.

In The Iron Queen we get to see characters evolve and grow. Meghan takes hold of her destiny as royalty, to defend Faery. Prince Ash is able to let his icy exterior melt and truly be himself now that he’s away from Mab’s court. Finally, we see Puck’s real emotions. He’s resolved that he won’t be with Meghan and while that sucks, he won’t forgo her friendship.

The action scenes, as always, are intense and vibrant. Even when there isn’t an active battle scene, Julie Kawaga’s plot continues rushing forward with the urgency of impending doom.

This is the final book in Meghan Chase’s story, and it isn’t quite what you expect. And, honestly, that’s a great thing. I thought I knew how her story would end. I was wrong, but Kagawa’s surprising moves in The Iron Queen are poignant and fitting for Meghan. She gives us what we need to close out this epic tale.

On a side note: You’re going to laugh when I admit this, but I probably I could have used a bit more kissing in the book. I mean, I know the world’s going to end, but even I want to make out with Ash all the time. I don’t know how Meghan can resist.

Check back tomorrow for an interview with Julie Kagawa where we talk The Iron Queen, that hot boy with a sword and all things Iron fey.

2 Responses to “Early Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (Iron Fey #3)”

  1. Sadly, I skimmed your review b/c I’ve yet to start this series but I had to come check out the “side note” LOL

  2. Tanya1224 says:

    More kissing is always needed ;)

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